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Iconic ‘Akira’ Coming to 4K UHD Blu-Ray

Famed 1988 anime sci-fi feature, with remastered visuals and remixed audio, comes home January 18; also announced, Funimation’s home entertainment release line-up for January including ‘One Piece - Season 11 Voyage 6,’ ‘A3! - Season Autumn & Winter,’ and ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1.’

Funimation has announced the upcoming home entertainment release of the iconic 1988 anime sci-fi film, Akira. The 4K UHD Blu-ray features remastered visuals and remixed audio, and will be accompanied by behind-the-scenes special features, including an interview with director Katsuhiro Otomo, a look into the sound design and music by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, image galleries, original trailers and commercials, and storyboards. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will be available January 18, 2022.

Set in the future, the film tells the story of Shotaro Kaneda and his motorcycle gang as they tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda’s friend Tetsuo Shima discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control.

Akira Special Features Includes:

  • Akira Sound Clip (1988):
  • Music for Akira
  • Kaneda’s Theme
  • Exodus
  • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
  • Awakening
  • Mutation
  • Requiem
  • Director Interview
  • Storyboard Collection
  • The Writing on the Wall
  • Original Trailers
  • Original Commercials
  • Restoring AKIRA
  • Picture
  • English Voice Over
  • English 5.1 Audio Mix
  • Glossary
  • U.S. Trailer (2013)
  • Trailers

Also coming to Blu-ray and DVD on January 22:

  • The Devil is a Part Timer Season 1
  • Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Season 3
  • Maesetsu! Opening Act The Complete Season

Funimation Home Video Release Calendar January 2022:

January 4, 2022

  • One Piece - Season 11 Voyage 6 – Blu-ray / DVD
  • The Devil is a Part Timer - Season 1 – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital
  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero - Complete Series – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

January 11, 2022

  • Heaven's Lost Property Final - The Movie: Eternally My Master – Blu-ray, DVD, and Funimation Digital
  • A3! - Season Autumn & Winter – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital
  • Strike Witches: Road to Berlin - Season 3 – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

January 18, 2022

  • Akira – 4K Blu-ray / Blu-ray
  • Assault Lily BOUQUET - The Complete Season – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

January 25, 2022

  • Maesetsu! Opening Act - The Complete Season – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1 – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

All titles are now available for pre-order.

Source: Funimation

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.